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Prof G Maher

Professor

Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

Biography

Professor Gerry Maher QC was appointed Professor of Criminal Law in 2000. He studied law at Glasgow University until 1974 and obtained a B.Litt. at Oxford University in 1976. His first academic post was in the Department of Scots Law at Edinburgh University from 1976 to 1979. He was then lecturer and later senior lecturer in the Department of Jurisprudence at Glasgow University from 1980 to 1992. From 1992 to 2000 he held a chair as Professor of Law at Strathclyde, where he taught criminal law, commercial law, legal process, evidence, and international private law. Professor Maher was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1987 and was a practising Advocate from 1989 to 1992. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2003. He was a full-time Commissioner at the Scottish Law Commission from 2000 to September 2008. He was the lead Commissioner on many important law reform projects, including those on diligence, age of criminal responsibility, insanity and diminished responsibility, and rape and other sexual offences. His main research interests are criminal law and criminal process, international private law, legal process, and debt and diligence.

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Research outputs

  1. Unfitness for trial in Scots law

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  2. Hearsay in Scots law: Rethinking and reforming

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  3. The logic of burdens of proof

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Research activities & awards

  1. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

  2. SLS Annual Conference 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

  3. Private and Public International Law: Strengthening Connections

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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